Megyn Kelly is OUT at NBC just 48 hours after blackface scandal, may walk away with $69 million

Daily Mail Online has the gossip of course:

Multiple sources at multiple networks told DailyMail.com on Wednesday that members of Kelly's team had been in contact about finding a new home for the Today host.

Those networks were not biting though, with one executive at ABC saying: 'We wouldn't hire her in a million years. She's toxic and her personal brand is finished.'

At the same, an NBC executive told DailyMail.com that Kelly will not be missed at the network.

'That hour used to be a ratings hit with Al Roker and Tamron Hall and it was relatively inexpensive to produce,' said the executive.

'Now viewers get to witness the greatest example of white privilege on television. She defended blackface. I mean how is this acceptable in any way? She needs to go.'

That same executive was also critical of the decision to hire Kelly, questioning why Andy Lack and Noah Oppenheim had not already gotten rid of the $69 million woman.

'Andy and Noah need to own this mistake and fire her. There shouldn't be a place for someone with these views to remain on NBC News,' said that executive.

'Andy and Noah both should be held accountable too. They gave her the $69 million and all she has delivered is scandal after scandal. Add production costs and they are responsible for a $100 million dollar shit show at 9am every morning.'

Most employees will be glad that the Kelly era is ending however, having previously accused her of tarnishing the network's legacy.

'Her limited tenure here has been an embarrassing joke - offends Jane Fonda, kisses Alex Jones' ass, defends blackface. I mean what is next?' asked one.

And a veteran network correspondent said: 'It's time NBC transferred Megyn from the News Division to Bravo. She'd fit in perfectly on the Real Housewives of New York as all she seems capable of doing is creating drama and controversy.'

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I wonder what executives at Fox feel about her after her public “burning of bridges”? Hope nobody hires her, actually, as she isn’t a net positive in the media industry by any metric worth measuring.